Myrtle Frances Reed

Brief Life History of Myrtle Frances

When Myrtle Frances Reed was born on 28 May 1900, in Liberty Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles William Reed, was 20 and her mother, Susannah "Susie" Wyles, was 21. She married John Franklin Keifman on 28 May 1918, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Yellow Creek, Hopewell Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years. She died on 8 October 1969, in Hopewell, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Saint Paul's Cemetery, Yellow Creek, Hopewell Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Keifman
1896–1960
Myrtle Frances Reed
1900–1969
Marriage: 28 May 1918
Ruth Geraldine Kiefman
1918–
Paul Franklin Kiefman
1924–2007
Betty Lorraine Kiefman Wright
1927–2015

Sources (10)

  • Francis Reed in household of Charles J. Reed, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtle Frances Reed, "Pennsylvania Delayed Birth Records, 1941-1976"
  • Myrtle F. Reed, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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